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jimmyzline’s Response to HuffPo Tim Kreider’s Anti-CCW Screed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Tim (Can I call you Tim?),"

"The fantasy is all yours, my friend. Like you, I will state my opinions as fact since that seems to be good enough for HuffPo:"

"Most law-abiding gun owners don’t fantasize about the guns-a-blazing scenarios you seem to dream up. Their wish is to have their guns and never be in a situation where thay are forced to use them. They just want to know that if they do need it, it’s there. They are not 'imagining what would’ve happened if I’d been waiting there for the thief with a gun, soothing myself with pathetic little revenge scenarios of shooting the intruder.' Gun-toting posses really aren’t the fantasy of gun owners. They are simply the unsubstantiated nightmares of gun control advocates . . ." ...
 

Columbus Mayor’s Office Conspired With Liberal Groups to Politicize School Shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Emails obtained by Media Trackers reveal that Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s office was conspiring to use the deaths of three high school students to limit Second Amendment rights within hours of the February 2012 shootings at Chardon High School. Coleman serves as the Ohio chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a gun-control lobbying group co-founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg." ...
 

Bing Bans Bullets (And Guns Too)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"You may recall the kerfuffle when TTAG reported that Google’s shopping section removed firearms and firearms-related products. [NB: After consulting with our far-flung Armed Intelligentsia, I reckon Google's ban is regional. Red state, blue state?] Just a quick heads-up: same deal at Bing, only worse. Microsoft’s minions don’t allow any firearms or firearms-related advertising of any sort anywhere on their system. Here’s the skinny from disallowed content guidelines."

"Weapons, knives, firearms, and ammunition"

"Advertising is not allowed that promotes firearms or weapons of any kind. Such content includes . . ." ...
 

Gear Review: Speed Sights for Glock
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"I’m generally a minimalist when it comes to firearms, especially my carry guns. Toward that end, I carry Glock. And while I’ve never been a big fan of the stock Glock sights, it didn’t seem like any of the other configurations contributed enough to my effectiveness to warrant a switch (i.e. converting all my carry guns to the same sighting system). On all the systems I’d tested, I always seem to have an issue with spending just a little too long getting a decent enough sight picture to feel really confident in my shots. This is especially apparent when working from the draw, while moving, or when acquiring secondary targets. But after a recent 2-day defensive pistol course . . ." ...
 

Gear Review: Surefire P2X Fury Flashlight
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"In the run-up to the Crimson Trace Midnight 3-Gun, I came to the realization that I needed more light on my rifle than my TLR-1 could provide. I was going to be shooting at targets 50 to 100 yards away in the pitch black of an Oregon night, and 160 lumens wasn’t cutting the mustard. And when I think 'flashlight' the first thing that usually comes to mind is 'Surefire.' After a few minutes of browsing I came across the Fury, and 2 business days later it was on my gun." ...
 

Enact common-sense gun control in United States
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"We all are saddened by the senseless violence in Colorado recently. ..."

"We know the numbers. We are No. 1 in gun violence in the affluent industrialized world. Weapons are easier to buy than getting a driver's license. Responsible gun owners know there is no sporting purpose for owning an assault weapon."

"But the NRA and a few gun extremists have muzzled any adult conversation about how we can limit the possibility of these deadly rampages. The same dog-eared explanations are trotted out. They hide behind the fig leaf of the Second Amendment. ... One gun advocate actually proposed that what we need is more gun ownership. So we can all stand up and start blasting away at the perp in the dark movie theatre. Incredible." ...
 

Armed citizenry would bring carnage
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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... "But the thing that scares me and many others is Sinagra’s recomendation that arming citizens 'will improve public safety.' There were such comments from Colorado gun owners who suggested the same thing. Can you imagine how many more dead and wounded there could have been had even a dozen armed theatergoers fired their guns amid the chaos that followed [redacted's] barrage?"

"The suggestion that it’s OK for people to carry concealed weapons is a human disaster waiting to happen, but already there are several states that allow such laws — North Carolina, Florida and Texas and, no doubt, many other southern and Western states. Even the District of Columbia allows people with guns to enter its famous Washington Zoo." ...
 

Life, assault weapons & consistency
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Why do so many people who take a pro-life position on abortion take an anti-life position on possession of firearms designed to execute multiple victims in mere seconds?"

"The profile overlaps: Many Americans who oppose abortion also oppose restrictions on any meaningful gun controls. If being 'pro-life' is a governing principle, how can they take such a hard line on guns?" ...
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Submitter's Note: Possibly because twice as many lives are saved each year in defensive gun uses as are lost to criminal gun uses?
 

Aurora shooting: Violence is an American archetype
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"If ... the Aurora, Colo., shooter, had been a foreigner or, worse still, a Muslim, our nation would react with fury and vengeance. America would do what it does frequently and with great alacrity: we would once again declare war on our enemy. Yet, when the enemy is one of us, we respond with statements of incredulity, shock, and of course compassion for the victims’ families and friends. We appear to accept these recurring acts of wanton violence as a necessary evil of living in our open society. More to the point, the majority of our nation defends gun ownership with a religious and zealous fervor. Let’s examine what’s going on here." ...
 

In America, the policy is evidently to arm the asylum
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"The horror has become almost routine. This time, the massacre site was a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, where accused shooter [redacted] murdered and wounded dozens of moviegoers. In 1999, the scene was nearby Columbine High School. By some estimates, there are more than 20 mass shootings per year in the United States. And always the same question: Why?"

"When the U.S. is compared to the rest of the world, one reason becomes obvious: While America may not have more homicidally insane people than other countries do, homicidally insane people can get their hands on guns more easily in America than they can virtually anywhere else." ...
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Submitter's Note: Except as Dr. Lott points out in this interview "on a per capita rate, the rate of multiple victim public shootings in Europe is similar to what we see in the United States."
 

ME: It will take community to solve problem of gun violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"I have no objection to a qualified person owning a gun -- for hunting, target shooting or a legitimate sporting event."

"By qualified, I mean not convicted of a crime, has no diagnosed mental health issues, of a reasonable age and the like. A very few may need a gun for personal protection, such as bank guards, law enforcement officers and the military." ...
 

ME: Gun ownership limited to members of militia
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"The gun lovers of the NRA are not alone in thinking that the Constitution grants[sic] individual Americans the right to own weapons. Even newspaper editors calling for restrictions on guns believe that. But it is not true."

"In the Second Amendment, gun ownership is clearly limited to members of a militia. It is not the right of every private citizen." ...
 

NY: NYPD less 'frisk'y -- Stops drop after outcry & new policies
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"The number of stop-and-frisks conducted by cops plummeted by an astonishing 34 percent between the first and second quarters of the year, The Post has learned."

"A city official with access to the data said 133,934 people were stopped by police between April 1 and June 30, compared to 203,500 from January 1 to March 31."

"If the lower pace continues for the rest of the year, the total number of stops will be lower than in 2011. That has happened only once before during Mayor Bloomberg’s entire tenure." ...
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KABA Note: Once again a disrespect for the Second indicates a disrespect for them all . . .
 

FL: Intruder is Shot At and Held at Gunpoint by Two Different Homeowners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"When a FL man tried to break into a home, he was greeted by birdshot flying his way. After being shot at, the intruder fled to a neighbor’s home, breaking in to escape the fire of homeowner #1. Unfortunately for him, this was the wrong house. The 68 year old couple physically attacked the intruder until the male homeowner (#2) also armed himself and held the intruder at gun point until police arrived." ...
 

MO: 66 Year Old Kansas City, MO Shop Owner Shoots 1 of 2 Burglars He Caught Looting His Shop
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"This story continues a month of senior citizens fighting back and successfully using firearms in self defense. A 66 year old Kansas City, MO shop owner caught two men breaking into his shop and stealing expensive equipment. The owner confronted the men before police arrived and one of the burglars was shot during the confrontation. The wounded thief tried to run away, but was caught by police as they arrived on the scene. The second suspect surrendered." ...
 

CA: 65 Year Old CA Woman Shoots and Fights Off FIVE Armed Robbers (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"I’ll let the AMAZING video below speak for itself."

"Those boys couldn’t get out of that store fast enough once the armed 65 year old woman starts shooting."

"This is the second time this week an Orange County citizen used a firearm to stop a robbery." ...
 

When Guns Stopped A Massacre
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"On February 12, 2007, a lone gunman, Sulejman Talovic opened fire at the crowded Trolley Square shopping mall killing five bystanders. Armed with a shotgun with a pistol grip, a 38-caliber handgun with rubber grips, and a backpack full of ammunition, he set forth on his rampage through the Mall."

"But he did not get as far as he had hoped. He was stopped when off-duty police officer Kenneth Hammond of the Ogden City Police Department ... joined by Sgt. Andrew Oblad of the Salt Lake City Police Department. They pinned down Talovic, stopping further deaths, until a SWAT team from the Salt Lake City Police Department killed him."

"Hammond, a man with a weapon, was credited with saving 'countless lives.'" ...
 

OK: 911 Puts Woman On Hold While She Watches Her Husband Being Shot (video available)
Submitted by: Doug Charette

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... "The owner of the Convenient Food Mart in the 1000 block of North Utica was filling in for an employee that night. As his wife watched the surveillance feed, she saw a robber burst into the store and fire off a warning shot."

"She immediately called 911. Because she was in Broken Arrow, her 911 call went there. When they realized the crime was happening in Tulsa, they transferred her."

"A dispatcher at Tulsa's 911 answered and asked her if she needed police, fire or EMSA."

"She said she asked for police and sat on hold until she finally gave up and hung up." ...
 

GOP prepares to file lawsuit against Holder (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"House Republicans will file a civil suit against Attorney General Eric Holder during the August recess, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has told NBC News."

"House Republicans will file suit in an effort to compel Holder to release documents associated with the failed 'Fast and Furious' gun-walking operation."

"'We'll be filing a civil case during the break,' Issa told NBC, 'We will expect a day in court before a federal judge, which we have a 100 percent chance that the judge will hold that these documents should be delivered.'" ...
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H/t to David Codrea who notes that Hell must have frozen over for NBC to be covering F&F.
 

Federal agents take aim at Fortune's Fast and Furious report
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "'NAFA would be very interested in learning just how ATF supervisors thought they were going to be able to 'track' thousands of firearms once they went south of the border,' the article continues, in response to Eban’s recounting of why weapons were not seized. 'Amusing!'" ...
 

A gun would give victims a chance
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Shortly after midnight on July 20, 2012, [redacted] entered an Aurora, Colo., movie theater and allegedly committed mass murder. I join millions of American gun owners in extending condolences and support to the victims and their families ..."

"Before the first funeral was held, numerous politicians and news-media personalities began to question whether gun-control laws in the United States are strict enough, and whether new gun-control laws are needed. This is unfortunately typical in today's 'let no crisis go to waste' political environment."

"No amount of words set down on a piece of paper ever will prevent a mass murder. Rather, the most effective deterrent against a mass shooting is someone shooting back. ..." ...
 

The Dark Night Rises
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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"A frenzied reaction from gun control advocates, the mainstream media and opportunistic politicians was predictable following the horrific mass shootings at the Aurora, Colo., premiere of the Batman summer blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises. The prolonged, furious intensity, unabated at this writing, weeks after the attack, suggests enemies of the Second Amendment sense an opportunity to buck political timidity preceding the November elections, and to strike a crippling blow to the right to keep and bear arms. Adding a disappointing element into the furor was a number of so-called conservatives who felt compelled to add their voices to those of the mob." ...
 

Miss. Politician Threatens Second Amendment Remedies Over Chick-fil-A
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"South Mississippi Congressional candidate Ron Williams has some choice words for those who have vowed to block new Chick-fil-A restaurants over Dan Cathy’s opposition to same-sex marriage. He said that they 'need to be introduced to the Second Amendment ASAP.'"

"The Libertarian candidate running ... in Mississippi made that statement in a letter to the editor of the Sun Herald, but later tried to walk the comments back ..."

"In other words- he wants them to be shown the Second Amendment in writing?"...
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Submitter's Note: No, he probably wants to point out that using extra-legal methods to block a business because you disagree with the owner's politics is treading awfully close to that whole "tyranny" thing.
 

FL: GOP race has earmark of a payback
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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... "I give you that background because Bunting is running for re-election to the unpaid position of Pasco Republican State Committeeman, and lists endorsements from Rubio, Pam Bondi, Jeff Atwater, Will Weatherford, Adam Putnam and Jack Latvala."

"Winning this election should be easier than picking off tomato cans with a .22, right?"

"Except, well, explain this: Marion Hammer endorsed Bunting's opponent, former Pasco Commissioner Steve Simon." ...

"This could be something basic like payback. Bunting was an early supporter for Rubio in the last Senate election while Hammer backed Charlie Crist. ... Ms. Hammer has been known to hold a grudge." ...
 

TN: Gun rights groups send a loud signal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"While gun rights contributed to the defeat of State Rep. and House Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart Thursday, her ouster may not dramatically change how the legislature addresses Second Amendment rights — at least not in the near future."

"Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, said the legislature and its leaders will try to respect the rights of both property and gun owners when they consider this type of legislation next spring." ...

"Still, lawmakers clearly noticed that one of the highest-ranking officials in the House suffered an overwhelming defeat on Thursday — and that gun rights groups had not been shy about singling her out for her role in stopping pro-gun legislation." ...
 

CA: Officer convicted of filing false police report
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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... "A Corona police officer was accused of lying in court to cover up a drugs-for-sex exchange sting operation he and another officer were running on Craigslist against department orders, court documents state." ...
 

CA: LA County pays $2m to settle deputy force suits
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Los Angeles County will pay nearly $2 million to settle lawsuits over use of force by sheriff's deputies, including a deadly shooting."

"City News Service says the Board of Supervisors approved the payouts on Tuesday." ...
 

NJ: Former Hasbrouck Heights police officer indicted on murder charges
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Former Hasbrouck Heights police officer Scott Smith was indicted on murder charges of a Wood-Ridge man, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said on July 24."

"Amendola was reported to be found inside his residence deceased with multiple stab wounds ..."

"... Smith was at Amendola’s house socializing. Smith and Amendola were friends for nearly 20 years. Through the investigation, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office believes that an argument erupted between the two men over drugs or money."

"During the course of the argument it is alleged that Smith stabbed the victim numerous times with a knife that he carried regularly on him. Smith then fled the scene, taking the weapon with him. No one else was present ..." ...
 

AL: Birmingham police officer indicted for use of excessive force for two 2007 incidents
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Birmingham police officer was indicted by a federal grand jury today for two separate incidents of using excessive force, federal authorities announced."

"Corey L. Hooper, 34, was indicted on charges of depriving the civil rights of two individuals while acting under his authority as a police officer, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick Maley announced in a joint statement. The two incidents occurred in 2007 while Hooper was a Birmingham officer, according to the indictment. Hooper is still employed by the police department, most recently as a burglary detective." ...
 

CA: Cops with Machine Guns: The Killing of Michael Nida (video)
Submitted by: rick schwartz
Website: http://jack-burton.hubpages.com/hub/damage-society-guns

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"In October 2011, the police-related shooting death of unarmed man, Michael Nida, 31, raised serious questions about the state of policing in the city of Downey, California, a suburb of Los Angeles."

Why did it raise questions? The father of four who worked in construction wasn't shot with a handgun by one of the Downey Police Department's officers. He was shot with an MP5 submachine gun, the same gun used by the Navy Seals.

"Why would he have a machine gun?" asks Jean Thaxton, one of Nida's guardians since birth. "We're not in a war zone, I didn't think. I didn't think this was a war zone."
 

Letter from Rob Portman and 50 other Senators helps kill U.N. Arms Trade Treaty
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"By now you have undoubtedly heard that the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty is dead, for the time being at least."

"Many Second Amendment supporters can share credit for this victory, from the NRA who have been battling this liberty-threatening travesty for years down to individual gun owners who have been making calls to legislators."

"Some of the most effective opposition came from Ohio's own Rob Portman along with 50 fellow U.S. Senators who signed a powerful letter to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton." ...
 

WA: Why do we choose to harm others?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"In 'Rethink the Second Amendment,' Vincent Baldini seems to blame our Constitution, the National Rifle Association and, essentially, ownership of guns for the atrocity in Aurora [Northwest Voices, seattletimes.com, July 27]."

"In 'Laws don’t stop intent,' Andy Anderson states a position much closer to my own, but still misses the true reason for the violence we see perpetrated with guns [“Northwest Voices, July 27]." ...
 

CA: Leaders must seek solutions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"To say there is nothing we can do in the wake of gun violence is to say the most powerful nation in the world is helpless and willing to allow its citizens to be gunned down by the dozens every day because its leaders are beholden to the political lobby of the gun industry." ...
 

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